Curvy Girl’s Perfect Jeans Blouse – A Two Hour Project

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

Today I'll be sharing with you the curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse. What makes it perfect, you might ask? Well, I recently got to put it to the test, making it only in a matter of hours before hopping on a flight to Europe. That trip, which I only just made it back from, is worth its own story (coming soon!). What I really needed was something easy to make, casual and chic at the same time, and I'm very happy to say this blouse delivered.

This week I'm sharing with you the same blouse as last week, just in larger sizes with some slight modifications. Thank you very much for all the feedback on the last post asking for larger sizes. I appreciate all of your feedback, so don't be shy and leave a comment below.

The sewing instructions are the same as last week's blouse. The characteristics of the blouse are the same as well.

Gathers at the shoulders,

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

elastic at wrists,

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

easy to apply bias tape at the collar,

perfect jeans blouse

and a high and low hemline.

jeans blouse


  • 2 1/2 to 3 yards of cotton Satine, batiste, silk back crepe, or jersey with 30% stretch.
  • Bias tape 1/2″ to 3/4″
  • Thread to match
  • 1 yard of 3/8″ to 1/2″ elastic


  • Sewing machine (ideal but Optional)
  • Serger
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Sewing needle 70 or 80

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Sewing Skill: Confident Beginner

Just like the original, this perfect jeans blouse is ideal for a beginner who has never made a blouse. You will practice the applications of bias tape and elastic, sewing a hem, and, more importantly, you will practice choosing the right size for your figure.

Take note that there is no seam allowance included with the pattern. I recommend a 5/8″ if using the french seam technique to finish the blouse or a 3/8″ if using a serger.

Body Measurements

Size 16 18 20 22
Bust 41 43 1/2 45 1/2 47
Waist 33 36 38 40
Hips 43 45 47 51

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The Larger Perfect Jeans Blouse Pattern Layout

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

How To Make Your Curvy Girl's Perfect Jeans Blouse

The sewing instructions are the same for both blouses, even if you use knit fabric.

The only additional instructions would be the sleeves. I have added additional room at the shoulders for more gathers, fold the sleeves in half and mark the center of the sleeves, then gather the sleeves one inch on either side of the center mark.

Find The Step-By-Step Instructions Below

I am the kind of person, who before a trip packs the night before if I'm lucky. More likely it ends up being two hours before I have to leave for the airport. This terrible habit always lands me packing wrong for the trip.

On my last trip where I'd be gone for most of a month, I could only manage to pack three blouses, two pairs of jeans, and one pair of shoes. This was not completely by choice, but because most of my possessions were stored inside a 40′ container and have been trapped there since we'd moved. We have recently downsized our life by adding some land but shrinking the house. As a consequence unpacking has been slow and difficult due to the lack of space.

So when I was getting ready to pack my suitcase with opposite-season clothes, I was staring at the possibility of opening 200 boxes or more to find clothes suitable for the trip. Making this blouse literally became easier for me. So this is why I am sharing this curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse with you. I hope you find it practical to make and wear as I did.

What type of packing do you do before a trip? Are you the kind who packs to the last detail weeks in advance, or are you like me, just throwing clothes in the suitcase and hoping to have something that will match on arrival? Let me know in the comments below. I am curious…

See you next week, And Until Next Time, Happy Sewing!

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Bonnie Napora
Bonnie Napora

Is this jeans top still available?

Elsabe Vermaak
Elsabe Vermaak

Do you have projector files available?


I tried to get the instructions but the link does not take me anywhere.


I look forward to trying this blouse, but I’ll alter it to a v-neck. Bows & ties are not for me. Round necks like this are too restrictive for me personally. It’s adorable as is, just my personal needs.

Carla Graça
Carla Graça

I’ll defintely pack at lewst 2 days in advance! I’m already planning what to pack for my next trip, when I’m going to visit the family for Christmas!


I pack as you do, just before needing to leave. However, I have a problem that MANY larger women have in that my “bat-wings” make me need 2 sizes larger than my torso. I REALLY wish someone would try to come up with a pattern that is:
1) Easy to sew.
2) Has larger arm holes and upper arm sleeves.
3) Has a higher neckline, just as this one, or even a simple collar.
4) Can be made of knit as well as: cotton/polyester blend, cotton fabric, rayons. I KNOW I’m asking a LOT, but I’m tired of trying to draft a pattern for myself, or buy a shirt that is 2 sizes too large in my torso and then trying to fit it by myself. Maybe 2 different patterns?

THANKS in advance for all of the patterns you pass onto us for free downloads!!!

Leeta Carter
Leeta Carter

I would love to download this pattern and make this blouse, but every download button simply downloads some program.

Vivian Oaks
Vivian Oaks

Thanks so much!! I love this and have the perfect fabric to use! I really appreciate how giving you are, along with all your great contests!!! Blessings!


I’m looking forward to trying the new blouse pattern! As a curvy girl, I’m always watching for modest, figure flattering pieces that mix and match well. As a mom of 9 with 6 still in our smallish home, we totally understand space constraints. We just got home from a 3 week road trip around the USA and everyone was limited to a small suitcase, duffel, or medium backpack. We washed laundry about every 4th day. We were packing for all temperatures since weather was still warm enough for shorts and swimming in some states but snowing in others. We did have to buy a couple hoody sweatshirts for the kids who’d under planned and a couple sweaters and tops to go with leggings for an outdoor wedding we attended on our way home.
I tell everybody how many of each item to pack and for the most part it gets done and we don’t have too many surprises. The trick is making sure our boys are actually packing CLEAN clothes! Lol
One other thought…if we can live with a backpack of clothes for a month, WHY do we have so much laundry at home?!?!
Anyway, it’s good to be home! Looking forward to some sewing therapy!

Nan E. Demaree
Nan E. Demaree

I thought you were going to make this up to a 4XL,I was excited now I’m just disappointed


I usually know well in advance of travel — like a year or at least 6 months. About two weeks before I make a list of what I will need and lay that in my open suitcase. I add to the list as other items occur to me. My toiletries kit is checked and refilled as necessary and put in the suitcase right away. As I decide which clothes I will be taking, I put them in the suitcase if I will not be wearing them again before departure. I usually only pack 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes because that’s all I need ….. If I will have laundry facilities available, I will pack 1 top for each day (or 5 if I will be away longer), 1 pair of pants for each 2 days (or 3 pair for 5+ days), a bag with up to 5 pair of socks and underwear. Any other clothing that will be necessary is packed as far in advance as possible. Some kind of craft/knitting/crocheting is added. It is usually a new start. I check my list against the contents of the suitcase a day or so in advance of leaving and close it the night before I leave. If I have to make a sudden trip, I look at the packing list I have on my computer and go by that and what I have clean and available to pack. I can pack in an hour if necessary. I did a lot of travelling while working so it really isn’t difficult to do even after being retired for 15 years 🙂

Pat Gildroy
Pat Gildroy

I like the idea but I can’t get the links open.